Falls County, Texas

Falls County, Texas

Infobox U.S. County
county = Falls County
state = Texas

map size = 250
founded = 1850
seat = Marlin | area_total_sq_mi =774
area_land_sq_mi =769
area_water_sq_mi =5
area percentage = 0.61%
census yr = 2000
pop = 18576
density_km2 =9
web =

Falls County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 18,576. It is named for the waterfalls on the Brazos River. Its seat is MarlinGR|6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 774 square miles (2,004 km²), of which, 769 square miles (1,992 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (12 km²) of it (0.61%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

*Limestone County (northeast)
*Robertson County (southeast)
*Milam County (south)
*Bell County (southwest)
*McLennan County (northwest)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 18,576 people, 6,496 households, and 4,410 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 7,658 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 61.50% White, 27.45% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 8.81% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. 15.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,496 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.20% were married couples living together, 15.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 29.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,589, and the median income for a family was $32,666. Males had a median income of $27,042 versus $20,128 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,311. About 18.80% of families and 22.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.70% of those under age 18 and 18.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

*Bruceville-Eddy (mostly in McLennan County)
*Chilton (unincorporated)
*Golinda (partly in McLennan County)
*Perry (unincorporated)
*Satin (unincorporated)
*Tomlinson Hill (unincorporated)
*Westphalia (unincorporated)
*Zipperlandville (unincorporated)


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